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WTA China Open Odds & Pick: Andreescu Favored After US Open Win

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Updated Apr 7, 2020 · 10:26 AM PDT

Bianca Andreescu is Rogers Cup champ
Bianca Andreescu will be taking the court for the first time since her US Open win. Photo By Carine06 (Flickr).
  • The 23rd edition of the WTA China Open will take place September 30th to October 6th
  • Caroline Wozniacki is the reigning champion and not seeded in the Top 10
  • Bianca Andreescu has the shortest odds at +700

The 2019 WTA China Open is the 2019 season’s final Premier Mandatory tournament, and will once again contain a ton of star power, with most top-ranked players participating. The top 15 in the odds (see below) is full of champions and hyper-talented players, so as unpredictable the 2019 WTA season has been, this China Open will be no different.

2019 WTA China Open Odds

Player Odds
Bianca Andreescu +700
Naomi Osaka +900
Ashleigh Barty +1000
Karolina Pliskova +1200
Petra Kvitova +1200
Elina Svitolina +1400
Simona Halep +1400
Aryna Sabalenka +1600
Sofia Kenin +2200
Belinda Bencic +2500
Madison Keys +2500
Angelique Kerber +2800
Sloane Stephens +3300
Alison Riske +4000
Caroline Wozniacki +4000

Odds taken 9/27/19.

2019 WTA China Open Seeding

Seeding Player
1 Ashleigh Barty
2 Karolina Pliskova
3 Elina Svitolina
4 Naomi Osaka
5 Bianca Andreescu
6 Simona Halep
7 Petra Kvitova
8 Kiki Bertens
9 Belinda Bencic
10 Angelique Kerber

Despite a tough showing in Wuhan, losing to lower-ranked players, Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova are seeded in the Top 10, and their odds are in the Top 5 (+1000 and +1200 respectively).

None of the past five winners of the WTA China Open are seeded in the Top 10, and no one’s odds are in the Top 10 either. Caroline Wozniacki has the best odds of the past five winners at +4000 and that barely puts her in the Top 15.

Past WTA China Open Winners

Year Player
2018 Caroline Wozniacki
2017 Caroline Garcia
2016 Agnieszka Radwańska
2015 Garbine Muguruza
2014 Maria Sharapova

Bianca’s Back

The reigning US Open champion Bianca Andreescu will take the court for the first time since claiming her first Grand Slam last month. The 19-year-old hasn’t lost a full match since the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco.

Andreescu will be playing Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in her first match. Andreescu is favored going into the tournament at +700 odds and is seeded fifth.

Bianca could be seeing Naomi Osaka as early as the quarterfinals, and Karolina Pliskova in the semifinals. Both are tough matchups and both are former World No. 1s. But as we saw at the US Open, a former No. 1 like Serena Williams doesn’t necessarily phase Bianca.

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty

Top seed, World No. 1, and French Open Champion Ashleigh Barty is at the top of the draw, and received a bye into the China Open second round. Barty will play her first match in Beijing against either Yulia Putintseva, who herself was a Toray Pan Pacific Open quarterfinalist, or a qualifier.

Despite her seeding, Barty is coming off a tough loss at the Wuhan Open, where she lost in straight sets to 2018 Wuhan Open champion Aryna Sabalenka, and possibly tweaked something in her leg.

In the past we’ve seen Barty not be able to shake off a tough loss, so it’ll be interesting to see how this tournament plays out. Because she’s ranked and seeded at the top, her first few matches should be a good warm up for later on in the tournament.

Best Bet

Off the bat, Bianca seems to be the way to go. The only thing that makes me hesitant towards her is the fact that we haven’t seen her play since the US Open. The well-deserved break could either refresh the teenager or give her the opportunity to get cold.

We’ll see after her first match in the next couple of days, and if she’s coming out like she did last month, she should be able to go all the way.

Best Bet: Bianca Andreescu +700

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